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Posts Tagged ‘News’: June 2019

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Give Teens Permission to Talk About Mental Health

October 26, 2023
I first heard about teen Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) late summer of 2018. The National Council had introduced a collaboration project with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and was piloting the program across the country. As a manager...
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Mental Wellness Empowers Tribal Communities and Indigenous Peoples

October 17, 2023
Adolescence is a powerful time when individuals are discovering their identities. A recent study found that Indigenous youth were likely to experience more adverse childhood events in adolescence compared to youth of other races. Although many of us may not...
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National Council for Mental Wellbeing Welcomes New Group of Experts to Research Advisory Group

October 6, 2023
Media Contact Irene Tung IreneT@TheNationalCouncil.org 771-215-5853 Washington, D.C. (Oct. 9, 2023) — The National Council for Mental Wellbeing today announced the appointment of 10 leading behavioral health experts to expand its Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Research Advisory Board. First...
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Leaning Into New Routines by Welcoming Seasons of Change

October 4, 2023
Life has a rhythm. Some seasons are busier than others, some are quieter and more predictable. Workloads ebb and flow. Relationships evolve. And then there are the curveballs thrown our way. Our lives change no matter what, and that change...
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“Toughing It Out” Doesn’t Work for Corrections Professionals

September 27, 2023
With 14 years of experience in the corrections industry, plus family in the field, Kristen Thompson has a bead on what goes on inside correctional facilities. Thompson, who is a field services training manager for the Wyoming Department of Corrections,...
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Q&A with Zana Busby: Why Retailers Need to Invest in Employee Mental Health

September 26, 2023
Mental Health First Aid USA only offers trainings to employees based in the United States at this time. Working in the retail industry is downright tough. It can be mentally and emotionally draining for many reasons, such as interacting with...
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Create Healthier and More Engaged Employees with Mental Health First Aid at Work

September 25, 2023
Do your employees know what to do or say if a coworker seems to be struggling with mental health challenges? Consider this: 40% of employees have reported that their jobs have had a negative impact on their mental health, and...
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Equipping Adults with the Skills to Support Students in Need

September 14, 2023
Being part of this has been awesome. As a trainer, I get to help people really see the importance of Youth Mental Health First Aid. I am so passionate about this program and I want to be sure that everyone...
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Impacting Mental Health Beyond School Walls

September 7, 2023
Our primary goal as educators is to help our kids learn. However, sometimes there may be something going on in their life that interferes with their ability to learn. Youth Mental Health First Aid helps teachers and other school personnel...
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Prevent Suicide in College Students

September 6, 2023
Beginning or returning to college can be an exciting time for students. Each year is a new chapter filled with learning, discovery and opportunities. But, how students respond to the stressors of higher education varies from person to person —...
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Building Capacity and Giving Grace: How YMHFA Helps Teachers and School Personnel

September 5, 2023
My district has over 8,000 employees, so you can imagine it was a lot of work to meet the goal of training 80% of them in Youth Mental Health First Aid in one year. But it was 100% worth it....
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Five Ways to Support Your Teen’s Mental Health

August 31, 2023
Adults often joke about the moodiness and unpredictable nature of teenagers. As teens go through puberty, spend more time with friends and less with family and discover their own identities, the shifts don’t come easy — for them or their...
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